Published on June 5th, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour0
Cask us another
Last month’s Gateshead Beer & Cider Festival, held at the town’s rugby club, pulled off something of a coup by hosting the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) northern region cask beer competition. An intense day of blind tastings eventually came up with a terrific list of Gold, Silver and Bronze winners.
Here are the region’s top dogs in 25 categories (the northern region stretches across all the Yorkshire counties down to Hull):
Overall champion cask ale: Cullercoats Brewery Polly Donkin Oatmeal Stout
Cullercoats Royal Sovereign Barley Wine, Gold and Bronze; Polly Donkin Oatmeal Stout, Bronze.
First & Last Red Rowan, Bronze; Damson Porter, Silver.
Roosters Capability Brown, Bronze; 24 7 Silver and Bronze; Baby Faced Assassin, Gold, Silver and Bronze; One Trick Pony, Silver
Hexhamshire Whapeasel, Silver
Great North Eastern Brewing Co Hopnicity, Gold
Three Brothers Brewing Co Hopical Storm, Silver; Honeysuckle Smash, Bronze
Maxim Medusa, Silver; Raspberry Porter; Gold; Maximus, Silver
Hadrian Border Ouseburn Porter, Gold; Grainger Ale, Gold; Tyne Pilsner, Bronze
Black Sheep Yorkshire Square, Silver, Velo Gold; Pathfinder, Silver; Legion IX, Silver; Pineapple IPA, Gold; Choc & Orange Stout, Gold; Limoncello Sour, Gold; 54 Degrees North, Gold.
Twice Brewed Northern Frontier, Gold
Firebrick Guiseppe Lager, Silver
Congratulations all. Visit siba.co.uk for the full list of winners.